Consultant Profile

Mr John Targett

Mr John Targett FRCS (Orth)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Orthopaedic surgery
    • Knee Surgery
    • Spinal surgery
    • Sports injury
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:
Knee surgery, spinal surgery, sports injury, sports medicine
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Higher Orthopaedic Fellowship
Member of the British Orthopaedic Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Mr Targett consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital every Friday afternoon and evening, and once a month on Monday morning
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr John Targett is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Spire Hartswood hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private knee surgery, back surgery and general orthopaedic surgery in our clean and comfortable private hospital.

Mr Targett has a specialist interest in reconstructive knee surgery, including personalised and standard knee replacement surgery, injuries of the knee such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures as well as surgery on the meniscus (cartilage) and to provide a new articular surface for damaged areas of the knee joint.

Mr Targett has extensive experience in all aspects of knee surgery including complex reconstructions and post-traumatic injury treatments. He works closely with specialist physiotherapists to ensure the best possible recovery following surgery.

Mr John Targett offers assessment of low back pain and associated conditions such as sciatica, and undertakes hip replacement surgery using well-proven implants.

Mr Targett's orthopaedic training was South West Thames based at St George's teaching hospital. During his time training, Mr Targett gained a wide experience of all areas of orthopaedic surgery before concentrating on knee and spinal surgery.

He gained the Higher Orthopaedic Fellowship in 1995, and in the same year was appointed orthopaedic consultant at Basildon Hospital. He is a member of the British Orthopaedic Association and has held a senior clinical management position at a private hospital as well as being Director of Orthopaedics at Basildon Hospital for over five years.


Personal profile:

I am married with three children living near to Brentwood. I am a keen golfer, with a handicap of 15, and exercise regularly. Over many years of practice I have continued to enjoy private practice and am regularly attending national and international meetings in order to keep my orthopaedic practice up to date.

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Mr John Targett

Mr John Targett, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

Bespoke knee replacement surgery

Mr Targett offers bespoke knee replacement surgery at Spire Hartswood Hospital using the Visionaire system from Smith & Nephew.
Find out more about knee replacement surgery at Spire Hartswood Hospital.

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with Mr John Targett or another specialist consultant, call 01277 266 766.

For other enquiries, including guide prices for treatment, call 01277 266 761

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